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How do you force Thunderbird to use only one outgoing email address?

Posted on 2013-06-02
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I would like to make all my messages from Thunderbird on my Mac use the same outgoing email address, not the address for the account currently selected or the email address used by the person I'm responding to.

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by:Andrej Pirman
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Just set all accounts to use the same, preferred SMTP server definition. Do that under Tools->Account Settings->choose the definition from the drop down "Outgoing server" selector.
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by:MolinaTec
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Configure every account with the same SMTP information with the account you want to use as the outgoing.
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by:leslieinva
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I figured it was something like that.  Can you give me any more details as to where & how?

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I'm sorry, but I think that's incorrect. The choice of SMTP server has no impact on the return address information displayed on your email. (You can switch that as many times as you want without affecting the return address, which I've found useful when an SMTP server is misbehaving.)

To set the return address, go to Account Settings of each account, and change the Email Address shown. This is the address that's used for outgoing messages. (If you have multiple identities for an account, delete the extras, as they're used only to provide options for outgoing email addresses.) The address that's used to login to a POP or IMAP server is in the account's Server Settings, separate from Account Settings.

You also have the option to respond with a varied email address, but also put a "Reply To" address that could be the same. For that, you'd set the Reply To address in Account Settings. In that case, you might have multiple identities for an account; you'd need to Edit each one, accessed using the Manage Identities button of Account Settings.
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A little confusing, but it worked.  Thanks!
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